Intestine / Multivisceral

Only a few transplant centers in the U.S. perform intestine and multivisceral transplants. Indiana University Health Transplant is proud to offer this service and to be the only Medicare-approved transplant center in the region, and one of only a handful in the nation. This designation is the result of tireless efforts by our transplant team, and it exemplifies IU Health's commitment to extraordinary patient care.

IU Health performed the first isolated intestine transplant in Indiana in 2003 and the first multivisceral transplant the same year. Ranked number one in the nation by volume for intestinal transplant surgery in 2011, IU Health Transplant has unparalleled experience with both routine and complicated cases.

Intestine Transplant Indications

Our team is ready to evaluate patients with the following indications:

  • Intestinal atresia
  • Mid-gut volvulus
  • Gastroschisis
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Mesenteric thrombosis
  • Trauma
  • IBD/Crohn’s disease
  • Gardner’s syndrome
  • Pseudo-obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine and Desmoid tumors

Intestine Transplant Outcomes

In 2011, Indiana University Health Transplant ranked number one by volume for intestine/multivisceral transplants. Our one-year patient survival rate was well above the national average and our patients spent only an average of 1.7 months on the waiting list, compared to the 5.8 month national average. Learn more about our intestine transplant outcomes.